Josh Handeland


NICKNAME: Oh Yeah
HEIGHT: 5’11”
WEIGHT: 165 LBS.

Josh Handeland

NICKNAME: Oh Yeah

HEIGHT: 5’11”

WEIGHT: 165 LBS.

LEVER LENGTH (ELBOW TO FINGERTIP): 18”

HOMETOWN: Crystal, Minnesota

FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Hook

RIVALRIES: Yosef Chabi, Mike McGarry, Tony Kitowski, Chris Gobby, Paul Vertalka and Ethan Fritsche.

YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 6.5 years

WAL TITLES: WAL 2014 Finalist

EMPLOYMENT: Works at Hirshfield’s Paint Manufacturing making paint

HOBBIES: Working out, running and anything outdoors

FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: He practices all techniques, but his best exercise in the gym is wrist curls. 

INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: Handeland fractured his hamate bones in both his left and right hands while arm-wrestling. His orthopedic doctor told him he was the only patient he knew who broke their hamate bones in both hands. He had surgery twice. When he started competing, arm-wrestling was dead in Minnesota, so he formed a team and started holding tournaments. He’s known as the Head of Minnesota Arm-wrestling.

UNIQUE FACT: He has competed in 19 different states and 3 countries.

MOTTO: “Be prepared.”